'kill the gays' bill

Losers and Alice in Wonderlands AU (Part 1)


Richie:


He’s mad hatter and he’s amazing (i mean, when Richie isn’t amazing?).


His bromance with Stan and Beverly it’s so amazing.


Have a crush on Eds and that’s no secret.


Make tea for Eddie every fucking day.


Has to make tea for Bev or she’ll break all the dishes in his head.


His clothes are amazing and colorful, purple, orange, green and all the fucking colors


“Flowers aren’t a color Richie” “I WILL MAKE BE THEN”


When he’s angry he breaks up all the dishes in everyone or everything until Eddie come and calms him (with cuddles of course)


Use eyeliner, he’s a fucking diva


Just love making Mike and Ben fight ‘cause it’s funny


Stan:


Cat of Cheshire and oh my god i love him, my baby.


Loves Bill smile more than anything it’s just so cute and he can’t handle.


Has ears and tail of cat.


Like to scary people (people = Eddie).


Will never admit that like Bev’s candys, N E V E R


Hug Bill when is invisible and SAD


Paint his nails of black, because he’s such a bad boy


Is so fucking gay for Bill. Oh my god


Pennywise ALMOST killed him but the losers saved him


Just love being with Mike, because he isn’t a dick like Richie is


Bill:


White Queen and everybody loves him


Thinks that’s Stan is so cool


Protects Georgie’s inocence with all the weapons he has


Paints his nails of black too


Know that hands thing that’s White Queen has in the movie? Yeah, he has that thing too


Loves flowers as a fuck


Have a horse called Silver


He ever know when Stan is invisible and watching him so he says softly “enjoing the view, kitty stalker?”


Sometimes give Stan flowers and he knows that he keeps all them


Bev make candys and food for him, even when he don’t ask to


When his friends go to his castle: peace? what kind of meat is that?


He talks really slowly because help

in his stutter


Talking about that, he likes to sing because when he do it he stutter it’s just gone


And of course, because he’s little stalker kitty whatches him when he’s siging and it’s just cute and creepy (in Richie words)


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Time to unite and fight the right, not collude and be co-opted

I’m appalled by WoLF and other radical feminists walking into the co-optation trap with the Heritage Foundation and Fox News. We are in a political emergency. Now is the time to unite and fight the right, not get in line with them. If radical feminists are going to stretch outside their comfort zone to try to win protections for women, the Heritage Foundation is not where to go to achieve that end. Finding common cause with liberal feminists and trans people is difficult work, but possible and necessary. Many trans people do not recognize their own lived experiences in the rhetorical excesses of the extremist trans activists–and many do not find their real interests represented by these extremists’ current campaigns. Many, many liberal women feel ill at ease with their own interests being run over–they are simply afraid to stand up or second-guessing themselves. Many are unsure and confused, watching and making their decisions about where to stand based on who else will be standing with them.

If WoLF’s interested in coalition work, it could make bridges there. But as we’ve seen, they’ve been unwilling even to listen to other radical feminists when we’re also detransitioned women. These collusions with the Right are exactly the type of wildly off target actions we’ve tried to question and interrupt in their strategy approach, brought to a worst-case scenario conclusion. I watched the Heritage panel discussion in horror as a Fest dyke spoke about transwomen infiltrating Michfest–as though the likes of the Heritage Foundation had not also infiltrated and tried to shut down Michfest, infiltrated the Land and the message boards, tried to dig up some salacious s&m content in order to paint us all as perverts–and as a sinister threat to women and children. The right doesn’t differentiate much between those they consider perverts and deviants. When the Right says they’re concerned about who is using women’s accommodations, don’t think for a minute that lesbians, gay men, or anyone who gets mistaken as such will not be harmed by their “solution.”

WoLF are working with one of the women who passed HB2 in North Carolina. To my knowledge, she’s the only one in their so-called “coalition” who has been part of actually passing legislation on this issue, and it was HB2. Do they not understand what HB2 is?

It’s not just a bathroom bill, but even if it had been, you gotta ask the question–who will be hurt by this law in North Carolina? Safe bet Black lesbians will get hit the worst. Not white autogynephiles, primarily–they’ve got their white male privilege to insulate them. It’ll come back on Lesbians. Butch dykes. Bearded women. Flaming gay men, particularly if they’re Black. Getting everyone on high alert about “evil interlopers” in the bathroom does cause additional hardship for anyone who is perceived as ambiguously sexed, trans or not.

But it was not just a bathroom bill. HB2 eliminated rights and employment protections very broadly–removing anti-discrimination protections on the basis of RACE, SEX, NATIONALITY, RELIGION. It removed any chance of legal remedy for any such discrimination in North Carolina. It removed all protections on lesbian and gay rights to public accommodations. It banned any future ordinances which could try to win them back. It eliminated minimum wage standards and health insurance standards for public contractors. It eliminated family leave policies, child welfare protections, and requirements for workers to be allowed to take breaks. It banned future ordinances to reverse those losses.

And the blond lady on the panel with Miriam Ben Shalom and Mary Lou Singleton–Kami Mueller–you know, the one who could barely conceal her distaste for those she sees as freaks whether they be lesbian, gay, or trans–spoke proudly about how she helped pass that legislation. She told a story about being a mom against having her children, nieces and nephews forced into co-ed bathrooms and against insane gender ideology being forced on them in school. And that story was the ammunition she brought to the battle for HB2. That’s a nice story, I guess, if you ignore why she has an issue with these things. But it’s not the story of what HB2 actually is. Or who she actually is. She’s not some random mom who happened into a conflict with her kids’ school. She’s been working in PR and strategy for the Republican party, organizing against women’s reproductive rights, and generally doing Focus on the Family-esque campaigns for her entire career. In fact, both of the right wing women who participated on that panel are PR and Communications professionals. The WoLF women…do not have that background. They have so badly underestimated the right wing women. This is no equal coalition between individual women from different walks of life. This is a power move by the right, co-opting the only visible feminist resistance in order to entirely neutralize any chance of its message gaining traction or appearing reasonable.

Nobody of conscience is going to stand with WoLF when it cozies up to the elite power-holders on the right. They are allowing themselves to be co-opted and used. Being co-opted isn’t just about what you believe or what you say. It’s about what you represent, what you have been willing to compromise, and what you are being used to accomplish. It doesn’t matter what anyone says. It matters what end you’re serving. Just like HB2 wasn’t about the compelling stories some women told about protecting the legal category of “female.” The right’s only interest in that legal category is as a mechanism of control and repression.

It says a lot when WoLF can see their way clear to “common cause” with those whose stake in this particular issue is the repression of women, including lesbians; gay men; and anyone they mistake for one of the above. Please understand who we are talking about here. The Heritage Foundation is funded in part by the Koch brothers and the DeVos family, was instrumental in selecting Trump’s transition team. They did oust Jason Richwine for being too overtly white supremacist, but I think that was strategic with regard to his being too obvious about it, not a real difference in values. Now that “MAGA” is the order of the day, the game has changed on that front too. The Heritage Foundation’s current leadership is a Tea Party guy who has been taking them in an even bolder direction than their usual.

It’s not clear whether there are direct ties with The Family, but these people are of that ilk. The Family are the US-based right wing political organization that brought Uganda its “kill the gays” bill. These are people who want a theocracy here in the US, and they are closer to achieving that than they have ever been. Many of them literally think lesbians, other “bad women,” and gay men should be stoned to death.They are anti-poor, anti-worker and white supremacist as a matter of course. But they’re getting savvier about how to represent those values. They have dressed it up pretty and they are smiling politely to your face. For now.

Miriam Ben Shalom noted that she wasn’t being yelled at and was treated respectfully at Heritage Foundation, whereas radiqueers shouted her down at the last panel discussion she participated in. The Heritage crowd might not be yelling, but it’s only because they know how to cook a frog–and what they are up to is far, far more dangerous. WoLF’s strategy is to set aside “differences” to work with them.

But WoLF–despite its stated value of female solidarity and the greater salience of sex over “gender identity”–could never and would never do the work to make common cause with, say, transmen. Hell, they couldn’t even work with radical feminist detransitioned dykes. We were ready and willing to talk to them about refining their strategy into something less allergic to nuance and help equip them to bridge subcultural differences–but instead they’ve doubled down on their bludgeon tactics, metastasized their strategy into something dangerous to most women. It’s very telling that they got down with Heritage instead of ever listening to the likes of us.

It’s not a “coalition” when you’ve walked into the den of patriarchal power and handed over the collective credibility of radical feminists in an attempt to make a devil’s bargain. Do not think for a minute that a right wing think tank and social engineering force would champion your radical feminist cause if they thought it would actually help you win. Understand–at this political moment, if all you have to say to the Heritage Foundation is “look, we have this one thing in common, for opposite reasons”–you are basically asking the big mean daddy to protect you. That is never gonna work in favor of women, of female human beings, collectively. And make no mistake about which women will be hurt first and worst.

And because WoLF’s the only big public radical feminist organization, by extension they’ve allowed any women who organize or write under that banner to be co-opted as well, unless we speak up loudly enough to say no to this. Fox News is pretty loud. The Heritage Foundation is pretty loud. WoLF have made our work–those of us who actually try to organize on points of female solidarity, regardless of political difference–next to impossible. And maybe that was the point, at least from the right’s perspective.

But I’m interested in doing the opposite of what they’re doing. I actually don’t care about calling it radical feminism. You can call it whatever you want. Call it George. I care more about what it accomplishes in our lives than in the name. I have plenty of common cause with many who believe radical feminism is anathema, though they may not truly understand it. (Allying with the right will not help them understand.) Regardless, I can hold those disagreements, some of which come down to semantics, far more readily than a “disagreement” over whether female human beings ought to have bodily autonomy, or a “disagreement” over the human rights of women, including lesbians; gay men; people of color; Muslims; or Jews.

G-d I always find it hilarious in the worst possible ways when Conservatives use gay rights as “proof” America and Europe are so much more “advanced” than “primative” middle eastern countries, because, like, y'all, who were the ones fighting us every step of the way???

Who was fighting to keep sodomy laws on the books? Who was fighting against AIDS research? Who was trying to fund conversion therapy? Who was trying to fight against gay marriage? Who has been fighting for bathroom laws? Who was fighting against ENDA and LGBT-inclusive discrimination laws?

It was y'all. It was always y'all.

And that’s not even mentioning the American Christian pastors that are close with Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee who claim Gays should be stoned to death. Or the American conservatives who went to Uganda to draft their “Kill the Gays” bill.

Y'all fought us, and continue to fight us, every fucking step of the way and then have the gall to use us as a weapon against the Muslim Majority countries. Fuck off.

You all think Moffat isn’t aware of the whole dead lesbians trope. Despite all the hate he’s gotten, he’s proven himself to be incredibly progressive, look at all the groundwork he’s put in for a female doctor, 11′s first lines, the corsair, Missy, even the Doctor’s and Bill’s conversation about Time Lords and Gender flexibility. And he’s gone on record to state how important it is to have representation. 

I have no doubt that he knows about the trope, and that he is actively going against it, Bill wont be killed off, look at his record: River, died her mind got to live on in the Library, Amy and Rory were time displaced but got to live out full lives, Clara, died but was extracted from that moment and is able to spend an eternity in it. There will be something, I have no idea what, that will bring Bill back. But that something will be a big slap in the face to all those writers who have killed off their gay characters for “shock value”.

  • Id: I've done aikido for a whole two months, and now I want to buy a sword and use it to cut watermelon in half.
  • Superego: ... why ...?
  • Id: stupid reasons
  • Id: also have watched Kill Bill 5843 times.
  • Id: gay for Uma Thurman

Previously I have reblogged some meta from cupidsbower on Teen Wolf being an allegory for racism, but I have since taken into account additional opinions and reexamined this position. Yes, racism can work with the allegory, but no more than a generic form of othering as they are all similar at the core. However, I have found a number of points indicating homophobia and gay rights issues are a better fit for Teen Wolf.

  • Violence and discrimination LGBT people have faced = violence and discrimination the supernatural community have faced (historically the Holocaust, McCarthy era Pink Scare/Lavender Scare, Matthew Sheppard, Moral Majority, Westboro Baptist church, “Kill the Gays” bill and similar government positions, etc)
  • 9/11 and aftermath (see my previous thoughts on Deaton’s comment of the events 10 years previous to S3A)
  • Being gay can be hidden similarly to how being a werewolf can be hidden (historically being gay was a highly secretive underground thing just like being supernatural/being in the know about the supernatural is in Teen Wolf)
  • Looking for a gay “cure” vs looking for a cure for being a werewolf, especially as they created a whole web series titled “Search for a Cure” (I needed to bold this as the title of the web series is a huge neon sign pointing to Teen Wolf as an allegory for homophobia)
  • Internalized homophobia and desire to be straight as it relates to Scott being a werewolf
  • Repressing the wolf side is unhealthy, same as repressing gayness and trying to force yourself to be straight (ex-gay therapy and conversion/reparative therapy are examples of this in addition to self-repression)
  • Gay Republicans/gay Conservatives = Scott siding with the Argents/believing werewolves to be monsters
  • Scott is the only one to specify that he is straight
  • Danny deciding he couldn’t date a werewolf = unable to date a closeted person (hiding werewolf side from others)
  • Gay marriage and gay rights issues being a hot topic when Jeff was creating Teen Wolf
  • Davis, being gay, is more likely to make Teen Wolf about gay issues than racism

Given that the allegory fits homophobia and gay rights issues more strongly than other types of othering, I do not think the writing of Teen Wolf has the same problems with racism that it could have if it was meant as an allegory for racism. I would like to suggest that there is not necessarily any more racism in the writing of Teen Wolf than most shows (which is more a problem with Hollywood and TV/movies as a medium than the writing on its own).

  • Calista Flockhart: Guys, I can't be on Supergirl anymore. I can't move to Vancouver but I don't mind going there to shoot a couple of episodes?
  • The CW: What do you mean???? We need you in the show!
  • Calista: I'm really sorry guys...
  • The CW: FUCK! What about the queer fandom who has been rooting for you and Kara to get together????
  • Calista: I really can't do more than a couple of episodes.
  • The CW: OK... ok... *takes a deep breath* we can solve this...
  • *Kill Bill siren*
  • The CW: DOUBLE THE GAYS!!!!!! YOU HEAR ME???? DOUBLE THE GAYNESS ON THIS SHOW 1000%
  • Staff: what do you mean????
  • The CW: I mean, we've got to bring our A game here... we need a hot new powerful woman so they can ship her with Kara. Someone who is known to the fan base. Someone who can turn straight girls gay! KATIE MCGRATH!!!! That's it!!!
  • Staff: done but that only about levels up to the queerness of season 1.
  • The CW: That's why we're gonna bring in Maggie Sawyer... and we're going to make Alex Danvers gay!!!! The only thing better than subtext gayness is actual canon gayness!!! Our 2 leading ladies are going to be heavily shipped with 2 other women and then we're going to bring in a good looking white male character to be the real love interest for Kara so the straights don't complain. GENIUS!!!!